Touch Of Gray, Feel Like A Stranger, Franklin's Tower, Walkin' Blues, When Push Comes To Shove, Cassidy China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Samson & Delilah, Terrapin Station, Drums-> Jam-> I Need A Miracle-> Stella Blue, Throwing Stones, Turn On Your Love Light, E: The Mighty Quinn
Source 1: SBD>Master Cassette>CD>EAC>Samplitude>SHN
Source 2: SBD>Dat>ZA2>Sound Forge>SHN (Terrapin, Miracle to End Of Show)
Patches: Schoeps CMC3/MK41>Dat>Sound Forge>CD>EAC>SHN (Start Of China Cat)
February 5, 2009 Subject:
Nice show for 1988
A pretty good show for 1988, though nothing that will knock your socks off, and probably a show I wouldn't listen to more than once.
It's really a 3.5 star show, but Jerry and Bob are both in good voice for this time period, so it rounds up to 4 rather than down to 3. The playing is clean.
Touch isn't that bad -- some instrumental mistakes but Jerry sings on key. They deliver a strong Samson followed by a good Terrapin. Jerry does a nice job on Stella Blue. Throwing Stones will make you want to dance, and it's nice to hear Phil going at it. A show highlight.
I was never a fan of Bob doing Lovelight. (He did it a least once in 1968, and it wasn't good then, either) They should have retired Lovelight with Pigpen. Here the band sounds lackluster compared to the energy the song had 20 years earlier. A snoozer.
But the show ends on a high note. Mighty Quinn is fun and sounds clean and fresh.
November 4, 2005 Subject:
First good show of 1988; but not especially important
1st Set: Jerry's voice sounds stronger but "Touch," til the final verse, is a mess. At least the intent is to try more dynamic, nuanced material, which is appreciated during an otherwise standard "Stranger." Brent adds some hushed but magical synth work along with lilting keys that adds poignancy to a short "Franklin's." "Walkin" is fine, but noone will write home about it. "Push" like always, is an automatic "next." "Cassidy" is a well-jammed out affair; the first real song tonight with dimension.
2nd Set: The first time this stand I can say this is easily an above-average version. Rollicking fun throughout filled with multiple climaxes. "Samson" continues the pace and band interest. Terrapin is a vital effort but not quite near the one in November '87 in Long beach. "Drums" continues the cycle, but both it and "Space" aren't particularly striking. "Miracle" isn't reeking of novel ideas. "Stella" is standard, but even an ok 'Stella' is worth hearing. "Throwing" builds to a nice crescendo, well-done. Ahhh...after bouncing me low with the end of 'Throw'
'Lovelite' starts the skiffling, and keepsa me lightly bopping for the next 6 minutes.
Brent's notes coloring Jerry's already aware singing is delighful during the encore "Quinn."
3 1/8 stars
July 4, 2005 Subject:
good V- Day show
Stranger Franklins stand out as well as the terrapin. Sound quality is good and is worth the download.